The Market Common has become known as “Myrtle Beach’s Uptown Downtown,” and a popular gathering point for visitors, area locals and community residents to enjoy a wide range of entertainment and dining options. Our staff expert knows The Market Common well, and offers his top three restaurant choices.
By David Williams
1. My favorite place, and the spot I frequent the most, is King Street Grille. King Street offers an “upscale sports bar experience” and sits across the street from the Valor Memorial Garden. At King Street Grille you have the option of indoor or outdoor seating. With a wraparound bar inside and TVs on every wall, there is truly no bad spot. Outside on the patio there are high-top and low-top tables as far as the eye can see, along with outdoor seating at the bar.
When it comes to food, the quality of the food is hard to beat. My favorite menu item has to be the honey barbeque wings, or the Prime Rib Wrap. Monday through Friday, King Street Grille hosts a happy hour from 4-7 p.m. that includes 50% off all alcohol. After your round, head to King Street Grille, but leave me a spot at the bar please!
2. Located in the back of the Market Common District sits The Brass Tap. With live music, karaoke nights, and weekly DJ’s you can always find a good time there. Though it is a bit smaller than King Street Grille, The Brass Tap has just as much to offer. With a wall of craft beer to choose from and full-blown brunch menu, The Brass Tap is a must-stop before or after your round.
BONUS: If you’re in town during NFL season, head there on Sundays and catch the action with their NFL Sunday Ticket package!
3. When it comes to a restaurant that has everything, you have to include Tupelo Honey. Whether you want to go for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, they have it all. Out of all of the outside seating options at The Market Common’s restaurants, Tupelo Honey gets an A+ for their setup. With a fire pit and comfortable chairs and couches, this is the best place to enjoy some drinks during your fall golf trip. If you go for brunch, I suggest getting the Old Skool Breakfast Bowl, and if you go for dinner make sure you have the Buttermilk Fried Chicken – two good ol’ Southern meals that will have you tuned up for the rest of your golf trip!